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Updated February 22, 2018
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  • Work Life balance gets little challenging (in 208 reviews)

  • Decision making is a slow process (in 108 reviews)

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  1. "American Express -A successful 28 years"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Express full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Opportunity to move up. Good benefits. Great people. Ongoing education.

    Cons

    Some departments lack communication with other departments.


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Express full-time

    Pros

    Leadership, benefits, work environment, training opportunities

    Cons

    Growth opportunities, lots of red tape

  3. "The Best"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at American Express full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to Grow, Learn, Excel, Be a part of the team, achieve a better you, work-life balance and flexibility in scheduling, potential to earn not only a better salary but also additional bonuses and incentives.

    Cons

    Constant Change as is today's business world, which helps in keeping with Customer and Industry Demands.

    Advice to Management

    When introducing change, add an employee incentive


  4. "Best Company to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Express full-time

    Pros

    A very Employee Oriented company

    Cons

    There are no downsides of working at Amex

    Advice to Management

    Senior management is considerate.


  5. "Great Company!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Express full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, time off, culture

    Cons

    Bonus structure, walk to far

    Advice to Management

    Structure bonuses better


  6. "Aviator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Alway fun for the surrondins

    Cons

    have none they are nice people


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Educational"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Express full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Educational work environment, professional culture, hardworking individuals.

    Cons

    Could be easier to communicate workplace issues.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Express full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, work from home

    Cons

    Poor pay compared to other finance companies

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate employees with higher pay


  9. "Risk Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Express full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and good work.

    Cons

    Aggressive growth can be a challenge here.


  10. "HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Receptionist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Receptionist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Express part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and good coworkers

    Cons

    too strict, corporate, no diversity.


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